Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane has been out with Cheshire Police officers as they launch their latest operation to reduce the number of serious and fatal motorcycle collisions on the county’s roads.
Mr Keane joined officers from the roads policing team on Thursday 23rd August as they engaged with motorcyclists on the A49 in west Cheshire – a hotspot for motorcycle related accidents.
It’s part of a UK-wide week of action which will see traffic officers stationed at known hotspots across Cheshire to educate motorcyclists on the dangers of not riding safely.
As part of the operation, officers will stop motorcyclists who are committing traffic offences such as speeding and dangerous riding as well as anti-social offences such as excessive noise.
David said: “Making our roads safer is one of the most important priorities for the residents I represent in Cheshire and I am working closely with Cheshire Constabulary to improve road safety across the county.”
He added: “Officers from the roads policing team are working tirelessly to put in place a number of measures to make our roads safer but sadly, motorcyclists remain one of our most vulnerable road users.
“Last year, motorcyclists accounted for almost a quarter of those killed on our roads, even though they account for just one per cent of all road users.
“This operation is not about alienating the motorcycle community; it’s about educating motorcyclists about the dangers they face and ensuring they have the correct skills, knowledge and protective equipment when taking to Cheshire’s roads.”